Proof 1/2 Crown, Issued by Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), 1947
Minted by Royal Mint, London

Obverse Description

Crowned bust of the King facing left; around, GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR; artist's initials, PM, below neck truncation

Reverse Description

Shield of Arms of Southern Rhodesia surmounted by the Royal Crown, a ribbon passes behind the shiels and bears the letters GV on the left and RI on the right; around above, SOUTHERN 1947 RHODESIA (the date being divided by the cross at the top of the crown); around below, HALF CROWN; artist's initials, KG, divided by base of shield

Edge Description



First issue in copper-nickel

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